James Meredith (1920 - 1994)

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James Meredith
1920 - 1994
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December 22, 1920
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January 5, 1994
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Washington, Washington County, Pennsylvania 15301
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James Meredith was born on December 22, 1920. He died on January 5, 1994 at age 73. We know that James Meredith had been residing in Washington, Washington County, Pennsylvania 15301.
Updated: February 6, 2019
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James Meredith passed away on January 5, 1994 at 73 years of age. He was born on December 22, 1920. There is no information about James' surviving family. We know that James Meredith had been residing in Washington, Washington County, Pennsylvania 15301.

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In 1920, in the year that James Meredith was born, Italian born factory worker Nicola Sacco and fish peddler Bartolomeo Vanzetti were picked up by police on May 5th in connection with the April 15th murder and robbery of a guard and a paymaster at the Slater and Morrill Shoe Company in South Braintree, Mass. Although in later years they were thought to be innocent, they were anarchists and were convicted of the crime and put to death.

In 1932, by the time he was merely 12 years old, five years to the day after Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart flew solo from Newfoundland to Ireland, the first woman to cross the Atlantic solo and the first to replicate Lindbergh's feat. She flew over 2,000 miles in just under 15 hours.

In 1952, when he was 32 years old, on February 6th, George VI of England died from a coronary thrombosis and complications due to lung cancer. His eldest daughter, age 25, immediately ascended the throne as Elizabeth II and her coronation was on June 2 1953.

In 1983, when he was 63 years old, on August 30th, the Soviet Union claimed that a South Korean Boeing 747 jetliner (Flight 007), bound for Seoul from New York City, had strayed into Soviet airspace. Saying that they believed it to be a U.S. spy plane, the passenger jet was shot down by a Soviet SU-15 fighter - after it had tracked the airliner for two hours. All 269 passengers (including a U.S. Representative from Georgia) and crew were killed.

In 1994, in the year of James Meredith's passing, on May 6th, former political prisoner, lawyer, and activist Nelson Mandela was elected the first black President of South Africa. He was 75 when he was elected and he served one five-year term.

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